The Guest House:
Tucked away in the pristinely beautiful campus of one of the most prestigious institutions of India, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), the IIT Bombay Guest House consisting of the Jalvihar, the Vanvihar and a set of Faculty Apartments, remains a pleasant haven for the Institute’s guests, whether guests from academia, or the Institue's alumni, or the parents/wards of its students.
Just a short stroll away from the Main Gate, the primary entry to the institute, these restful residences are flanked by green lawns, walkways, and a pond which is home to a lively flock of geese. Great vistas and breathtaking sunsets on the Powai Lake, which borders the Jalvihar Guest House, while Vanvihar, as the name suggests remains ensconced amidst trees, complete the picture perfect charm of the Guest House.
Spread over 550 acres, the Institute is located in the north eastern suburbs of Mumbai and is nestled between the picturesque Powai and Vihar lakes, surrounded by scenic hills and green cover.
Only about an hour and half distance away from the city center, IITB is well connected by buses, local trains and cabs. Facilities on campus include a post office, two banks, a shopping center, playgrounds and swimming pools, eating places, two excellent schools and a well-equipped hospital.
All students and most faculties reside on the campus. Students in the many student hostels and the faculty in residential quarters located within the campus. The peaceful atmosphere of the campus belies the varied and vibrant range of activities that complement its academic life.